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not everyone was cooperative. that's when he began shooting. >> if i didn't lock the door i think i might be dead. >> shepard: police say the suspect is now talking. >> he provided some details as to the motive. >> from family problems to classmates picking on him, you'll hear what may have driven the accused gunman right over the edge. [shouting] >> shepard: celebrating a national basketball title with gunshots and riots. some people set fires. dozens wound up behind bars and in the hospital. tonight, the violent aftermath of the wildcats' big win. plus, when a pilot blacked out in the air, his 80-year-old wife had only one option. land the plane herself. >> very proud of her for doing what she did. >> shepard: tonight, the senior citizen who took the controls and saved her own life.
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first tonight, powerful twisters in texas sucking a big rig off the ground and into the sky. just one of the jaw dropping scenes ann as monster storms tear through the metroplex. weather service confirms extremely two dangerous tornadoes. witnesses report there were even more. right now forecasters say the threat is not over. winds how old and sirens what i would. one hit a busy truck stop in south dallas. lifted 18 bleerls and threw them to the ground. crump peld metal you see is somebody's car. just hours ago, this was a family's home. the tornado peeled off the roof, tossed the car into the living room. it's a scene repeated across much of northern texas. you can see the exact path twisted car through this neighborhood. now families are rushing to see what's left. some of them realize ago red cross shelter is now the only place to sleep. >> quickly jumped to the
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bathtub. i had three infants with me. three kids with me. i put them in the bathtub. laid on top of them. put a -- across them. we prayed. when i came out everything was destroyed. >> shepard: shut down dallas international airport. no flights in and out. fourth busiest airport was done. despite all the damage, so far there are no reports of any deaths. for more on what's next for the dallas area, janice dean is in the extreme weather center tonight, janice? >> amazing we don't have any reports of death. shepard, i just want to show that you squall line we were watching earlier today. there is the squall line. out ahead of it through these rogue super cells that moved through the dallas fort worth area you can see it just as the line has moved approaching. those are the tornadoes we are watching. and the tornadoes that brought us that incredible video out of the dallas-fort worth area. you can just see them. there is the squall line and out ahead of it that's when we see these super cells just erupt across the dallas-fort
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worth area around the 2:00 eastern time. dallas, you are out of the woods now. the storms continue to move north and eastward. we still have what's left of this watch box until 8:00 p.m. local time. this new one issued until 10:00 p.m. for parts of eastern texas in towards louisiana. but the threat is not over. we still have several tornado warnings for many counties. red river county recollect titus camp. northern camp county and franklin county in northeastern texas. the line is going to continue to move eastward and the threat will remain overnight tonight and into tomorrow. so, eastern texas, parts of oklahoma, arkansas, louisiana, in towards mississippi, this is the area we could see the threat for more damaging winds as well as hail and isolated tornadoes. and the system is just going to creep along, shepard, as we head into tomorrow. again, serve the same areas, louisiana, arkansas, in towards mississippi and alabama across the mississippi river. and in towards the tennessee river valley as well. back to you. >> shepard: meteorologist janice dean. thank you. new exit polls are revealing
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what's driving voters in several primary locations tonight. polls are set to close in maryland and washington, d.c. at 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. in wisconsin follows one hour later. here's what we know right now. exit polls reveal the republic base is starting to accept mitt romney more. in both maryland and wisconsin, he is leading among very conservative voters. evangelicals and strong tea party supports. that is big for him. he he is also doing better with voters looking for a candidate with electability or experience. in wisconsin, rick santorum is leading among voters who say they want a candidate with strong moral character. more exit polling results ahead. a total of 92 delegates are at stake tonight. in wisconsin is the biggest prize with 39 rick santorum campaigned hard there. he has been looking to pick up some delegates there. mitt romney was the favorite going into today's vote. he has far outspent santorum in wisconsin. romney has also been leading in maryland and the district
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of colombia. rick santorum isn't even on the ballot in the district. no matter what happens tonight rick santorum says is he staying in the race. carl cammeron is life at a rally in wisconsin. romney rolled out a couple of big g.o.p. endorsements in the last couple of weeks. they seem to be making a difference for him. >> sure they are. turnout will be about 35%. big big swath of republic and right leaning voters. but when well-known power broker republicans signal that they are going to support romney and it's time to end the battle for the nomination, that really says to undecided voters and folks who won't participate in the primary but willed in the general that it's time to wrap this whole thing up. it's also true that here in wisconsin and elsewhere there is a certain amount of campaign fatigue. it's been going on for the better part of a year and a half. romney has a big lead and these endorsements signal that the people who really fashion opinions on the right on the g.o.p. want it to be romney
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now. >> shepard: newt gingrich, ron paul and rick santorum all say they are staying in the race. according to your reporting and that of many analysts they have little or no chance of winning. so, one might ask, what's the point? >> >> in the case of newt gingrich he has now said what he wants to do is really try to imprint the romney jandi and the republic party platform at the convention where romney will be nominated come august in tampa. that's the gingrich expressed goal. having said that he doesn't necessarily have the money to do it. his million and a half dollars worth of debt a month and a half has basically tripled. big expense traveling all over the country is not going to happen as much. in the case of rick santorum staying in the race, the more he gets a serious grasp on being seen as a conservative leader of the republic party beyond the romney nomination. particularly if he were to lose to barack obama. rick santorum positions
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himself to be a strong conservative leader of the party. there is ron paul who has said through his third presidential campaign that he wants to advance the cause of liberty. for that he may get a speech at the convention or at least some role there. that would seem to be essentially what newt gingrich has now relegated himself to pursuing as well. basically ron paul would have to win 98% of the delegates. gingrich would have to win about 80 and santorum 75% of the remaining contests. that is not necessarily impossible but it's hard to imagine, shep. >> shepard: carl cammeron reporting live milwaukee, wisconsin tonight, thank you. more political news ahead on this primary night including latest results on exit polls moments away. you will see the first photo of vice president dick cheney since doctors gave him the new heart. my mother said, "well, maybe we ought to buy this hot dog cart and set it up someplace." so my parents went to bank of america. they met with the branch manager and they said,
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election. but our exit polls also show he is doing even better among voters who say the budget deficit should be the top priority. and in what is to our pollsters a new twist, he apparently also is beginning to win over the tea party vote. david lee miller with more live in new york. david lee? >> that's right, shepard. those concerned about the budget are a crucial portion of the electorate. let's take a look now at a broad range of issues as you mentioned. first, let's take a look at the tea party. romney received the endorsement of tea party favorite congressman paul ryan in wisconsin. ryan has been campaigning with romney this week. and it has helped. tea party supporters are voting for romney 52% to santorum's 33%. outside of massachusetts, that is the highest support romney has received among this group. the endorsement from ryan was one of many. romney was also endorsed by former president george h.w. bush and former senator marco rubio.
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the question now is did it make a difference? voters who said the important to their vote more likely to back romney. if endorsements didn't make a decision they were more likely to go toward santorum. take look he at the late deciders. voters who decided just within the last three days split romney 42% to santorum's 39%. win or lose tonight, santorum says he is staying in the race. but wisconsin g.o.p. primary voters think they know the final score. most of them 83% think romney will be the republic nominee. that includes two thirds or 67% of santorum's voters. and even though maryland is expected to be an easy win for romney, many of those voting in this g.o.p. primary, 41% say romney is not conservative enough for them. that's almost three times as many as, say, the same about santorum. nearly half, 49% say romney is about right on the issue.
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we'll have more results throughout the evening. shepard? >> shepard: david lee miller live tonight in new york. david lee, thank you. we are getting our first look at former vice president dick cheney since his heart transplant. here he is home from the hospital, 10 days after the operation they tell us. aids say he got out today. remember, doctors told us he was out of bed and standing up the day after surgery. the former v.p. is now 71 years old. his doctors say he has had five heart attacks. critics question whether his heart should have gone to someone younger. he waited almost two years for this transplant. doctors tell us there is nothing absolutely out of the ordinary for any of this. more that be 3,000 people are waiting just as vice president cheney did for two years according to the national organ sharing network. the united states government today put a 10-million-dollar bounty on a pakistani militant leader believed to have been the mastermind of a 2008 terrorist attacks in mumbai, india. pakistan arrested the
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terrorist suspect after the attacks but later released him without charge. now we're told he travels throughout the country with relative freedom. the feds tell us his terror group could one day try to target the united states. three years ago, 165 people died in terrorists stormed a number of hotels in mumbai. for comparison, the u.s. had offered 25-million-dollar bounty from usama bin laden before his death last year. positive signs for the united states economic recovery. first, car sales up way up in march. analysts say thanks to a new demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient cars. chrysler reports sales were up 34%. ford reports a 5% boost. its best march sales since back in 2007 before the recession. we're also seeing momentum in manufacturing. the commerce department reports factory orders jumped 1.3% in february. as businesses bought out machinery and equipment. orders are now up in three of the last four months. another report shows factories
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also stepped up production last month. and increased hiring. but the dow dropped nearly 65 points today after the federal reserve reported concerns about a slowdown in overall hiring. the s&p lost 5 points. the nasdaq fell 6. cops say a man executed college students one by one. chilling new information about yesterday's campus massacre as cops tell us hot suspect was apparently trying to kill. >> she was telling how -- she was talking about how the guy was a weirdo and he one day came to school and start shooting at people. >> shepard: much more on the suspect next. later, the discount web site group on under the microscope. why the company's reportedly caught the attention of the feds. plus, we'll continue to monitor our exit polls as they come in from the primaries. developments through the this news hour.
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grabbed the lady -- everybody get against the board when nobody did, he started shooting at everybody. he went through the building
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randomly shooting victims. that's a quote. cbs news reports when he tried to get into another classroom, a student locked the door and turned off the lights. one man said he saw a wounded woman hiding in the bushes. when he went to help her, he said she told him that she had been shot and a piece of her arm was hanging out. he also says she talked about how she had watched the gunman shoot one student point blank in the chest and another in the head. today police said the suspect has been very cooperative with investigators and has explained why he did this. >> we doe doo know that he was upset at administrators at the school. we do know that he was upset with several students here because of the way he was treated when he was enrolled here two months as. >> shepard: police also say the school had actually expelled the man, possibly for behavioral problems. claudia cowan with the news live near the school, oakland, california this afternoon. claudia, the suspect apparently had a lot of
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issues. >> he sure did, shepard. the suspect was in debt. police say that his had mother and brother had recently died. and that he wanted to exact revenge on those who he says teased him because of his poor english. although according to a former neighbor his english was pretty good. crime scene technicians spent the day collecting evidence here at the school and also out in the field looking for the murder weapon. he told police he ditched the gun during get away yesterday possibly into the bay. police say he bought the semiautomatic handgun legally weeks ago soon after he was expelled. investigators say he has shown no remorse though is he cooperating and he has his first court appearance tomorrow. shepard, a memorial service for the victims begins in just a few hours. >> shepard: claudia cowan live tonight in oakland, california. the feds are reportedly investigating the daily deal web site group on after that company made changes to its latest earnings report. that's according to the "wall street journal," which is owned by the parent company of this network.
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>> shepard: 80-year-old woman had to land a plane by herself after her husband blacked out at the controls. you can seat aftermath of that landing when the woman's husband lost consciousness she called for help on the radio. another pilot took off to fly alongside her and talk her down. her son is also a pilot. he got on the radio and helped guide her through the landing. >> i'm very proud of her for
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doing what she did. it was a very difficult situation with her husband unconscious next to her. it took a lot for her to collect her thoughts and get that thing landed. >> shepard: her husband later died. rescuers say the plane was dangerously low on fuel and one engine had already quit working when she brought down the plane. the airport director says the woman had a bit of flight training years ago and she stayed, quote, cool, calm, and collected the whole time. it was like something exploded in the store. that's the word from a woman who was grocery shopping in the middle of a supermarket when a plane came just crashing through the roof that's our top story on a fox trip across america. flerld. police say the experimental plane had taken off from airport two miles north of orlando. one guy says he saw flames coming out of one of the aircraft's engines. >> watched it turn like he was
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trying to turn around and then he dropped straight out of the sky. >> shepard: straight into the store's meat department. five people hurt. california. federal agents raided a medical marijuana training school in the san francisco bay area. [shouting] >> shepard: as you can see a group showed up to protest. no word on why the feds targeted that school. georgia. a woman says she heard about a recently discovered veterans graveyard behind an apartment complex outside of atlanta. she decided to it try to identify some of the soldiers buried there. she claims at least three of them were african-american. new york. if you need a cab in new york city, you may soon be in one of these. nissan officials say the taxi of tomorrow has a panoramic sun roof, electrical outlets and usb ports for iphone and ipad. that's not all. >> new anti-pry crobbial seat
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next thing i know, we opened the door and lay down, it was just a big disaster. >> shepard: right now search crews are looking through the debris for survivors. so far officials do not report a single death from these monster storms. as i mentioned, forecasters say the threat for more tornadoes will continue through the night and into tomorrow. get to richard ray from station fox four news for dallas metroplex in arlington now at the site of the ballpark, i guess. richard, what's the scene there? >> incredible winds here, shepard. right behind me, in fact, these tornadoes came through here early afternoon. can you see that they already started the clean-up here. those were all car ports. we uncovered parking here with sturdy metal stands and tin on top all torn up. most dramatic image we have to show you has been this one. there has been a couple of these around here. you can see a minivan literally picked up, swirled around in the air and dropped on top of another car. there are three buildings here damaged so badly now that they
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are deemed uninhabitable. all the people have been told they have to move out. there are massive holes in the roof. can you see folks up on the roof there trying to get these things patched. they have been told, the people who live here have been told they have got to get out because water from more rains could spark electrical fires, electrical problems so they have shot off the power. remarkably as you have said nobody injured in this storm there is a neighborhood about three blocks away all torn up again. nobody hurt. that's the remarkable part about it. we talked to person after person, shep, who watched the tornado come in from the south. saw it, was swirling debris patterns, scrambled for shelter. you can see, again, the clean up continues. a lot of people, three buildings worth are going to have to find another place to live. back to you, shep. >> shepard: richard ray from fox four news fox for the dallas area. thanks. president obama is calling the latest republic budget proposal a prescription for decline. and a trojan horse which the
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president claims would disseminate social programs from education to medicare. >> really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. it is thinly veiled social darwinism. it is entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who is willing to work for it. >> house budget chief republic paul ryan came up with the plan. it has absolutely no chance of passing in the u.s. senate. but congressman ryan is swinging back and hard claiming the president is simply tried to divide the country. ed henry, our chief white house correspondent is life there tonight. ed, each side is clearly cranking up the volume on the budget. >> that's right. shep. the president is tired of the fact that production keep pointing out that in the senate democrats have not produced a budget resolution in over 1,000 days in the house when republicans brought up a version of president's own budget, it was voted down
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unanimously. 414 to 0 a few days back in what democrats called a stunt. so today when the president started picking apart the ryan budget and saying that the math just doesn't add up because republicans don't want to raise taxes on the rich, the president calling that budget plan laughable in his words, com ryan fired back. take a listen. >> i think three certainties in my life, death, taxes and bitter partisan attacks from president barack obama. certainly it's something we are getting used to. he lacks agenda to fix this country's problems. >> rhetoric going hard back and forth. but really no progress on any actual budget talks. that's why the expectation here in washington is going to take until after the election when all of that is settled before there is any real progress on the budget, shep. >> shepard: does the president's rhetoric mean is he now in full-fledged campaign mode, ed. >> no doubt about it look, he was naming mitt romney. he doesn't usually do that. i think the broader point about today. the reason why the president was picking apart the ryan
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budget he was trying to tie it to the frontrunner mitt romney saying this is not just the house plan this is the republic. >> shepard: gunfire and arrests. bonfires and chaos after the university of kentucky won the eighth national basketball title in school's history. by most accounts it got straight up crazy. [screams] >> shepard: police tell us they are still looking for a gunman who disappeared into a crowd after shooting another man right into a truck full of firefighters. the victim is still in the hospital. the fire chief says there was another shooting not far down the road. cops made dozens of arrests and the fire department reports it had to put out 65 fires. fortunately the geniuses you see here did not manage to steal all those fire hoses for their post game tug of war. >> we have pile up on the truck. seems like fun. everybody wants to climb up on the fire truck.
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that's unfortunate. but we were treated. nobody got hurt. >> shepard: witnesses say the crowds got out of hand after kentucky beat kansas in new orleans. cats cats cats. impressive. jonathan hunt in the newsroom. jonathan? >> shep, as for this victim of the initial shooting, we are understand that he is he a 31-year-old man. tonight, he remains in the hospital. he had apparently traveled to kentucky from indiana where he had some outstanding arrest warrants. he was in a vehicle, got into an argument with a group of pedestrians, got out of his car and then was shot at. several bullets hit the car in which he was traveling. one struck him in the foot. and we heard today from the police in lexington, shep, that that victim has had to have his foot amputated as a result of that shooting, shep? >> shepard: the police, jonathan say they were prepared but that things still just got out of hand.
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>> yeah they had 300 officers on duty they tell us, shep. but they had a crowd of somewhere in the region of 20,000. while they had emphasized that it was only a very small handful who were behaving stupidly in the middle of that crowd of 20,000, it was very hard for the police to stop the bad behavior and the cops tonight, shep, asking just like everybody else how burning your own couch, rioting or jumping on a fire truck is a sensible way to celebrate what was, indeed, a great victory? shep? >> shepard: it really was. it's baffling, isn't it? >> it certainly is. >> shepard: wow, jonathan, thank you. i hope things are still good at the mall where they play basketball. man, mighty sad. going to college could help you get a job. now the experts say skyrocketing student loan debt could bring on the next financial crisis. plus, time to pack really really light. another airline reports it's going to start charging passengers for carry-on bags.
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these loans are funded by the federal government. every time somebody defaults on one of these loans t impacts our deficit. straight increase to our national deficit. had t. hits taxpayers. when people are in school they don't spend like they would if they were starting a family, having kids, buying a home. that hits us as well. shep? >> shepard: gerri willis live in new york. gerri, thank you. news corporation executive james murdock has stepped down as chairman of british sky broadcasting. news corps is the parent company of fox news channel and it also owns 39% of b sky b. this move comes after james murdock faced criticism over the british tabloid hacking scandal. he has been in charge of news corporations u.k. publishing arm when staffers at the news of the world tabloid were accused of hacking into the voice males of people they were covering. and he alluded to that in his resignation letter. in a news release, b sky b indicated mr. murdock wrote, quote: as attention continues
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to be paid to past events at news international, i am determined that the interest of b sky b should not be undermined by matters outside the scope of this company. news corps chairman and ceo rupert murdoch said his son would continue to make substantial contributions. joint statement from rupert murdoch and chase carrie reads in part: we are grateful for james murdock's successful leadership of b sky b. he has played a major role in pro-telling the company into market leading position it enjoys today and in the process has been instrument tall in creating substantial value for news corps shareholders. chase carey, of course, that's from the cheer operating officer chase carey. game on. that's sarah palin's take on her first faceoff with katie couric since the emphasis interview some analysts say tanked her campaign. the former v.p. candidate and alaska governor guest hosted
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nbc today show. sarah palin is a fox news contributor and fox executives are said to have signed off on the plan. at the same time katie couric is guest hosting abc good morning america. that's her former archrival. the stunt aims to topple towed's top spot in the rankings which it has held every week since 19956789 that's 800 weeks at number one. but this is a much mover than a ratings rivalry. this time it is personal. you will remember the last time couric and palin crossed paths, katie couric asked governor palin what she called a gotcha question. what newspapers does sarah palin read? she didn't name any. today sarah palin addressed it right out of the gate. here, watch. >> she is, oh, man. see, she is doing her homework. [ laughter ] >> no question about it governor, it's nice to have you here. >> by the way funny story. tell me what happened when you were coming to 30 rock yesterday. >> nicest lady in the world
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stopped me and asked me where i was heading 30 rock. honey, come here i told you tina fey is here. >> meanwhile over on abc katie couric and the and the gma crew i should say katie is new to there. they were poking fun at her former today show co-host. [ laughter ] >> hi al, what's the weather like in your neck of the woods? everybody say good morning, america? >> good morning, america. >> shepard: wow. we are still waiting for tomorrow's ratings. towed easily won yesterday even with katie couric in the gma anchor seat. trace gallagher with the news. start with governor palin. tell us about her morning debut. >> well, shep, she started out in her comfort zone talking about the g.o.p. candidates, the economy, gas prices and president obama. and then she kind of ventured off into some lighter topics shoe. ed said that oprah winfrey was gutsy for starting and struggling own network.
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she defended jessica simpson's weight saying she would punch critics in the neck. then it came to movie talk including a movie called game change. listen. >> you know, i didn't see the movie. and i wouldn't waste my time seeing a movie. >> are you telling the truth? >> you never saw it? >>. no because i don't waste my time on narrowives. on lies. no, so i'm not going to waste my time there. do i admit that tina fey has been pretty clever. >> trace: game change is about sarah palin. lame stream media she said it was organized chaos. >> shepard: this palin couric rematch isn't turn into much of a fight, is t, trace? >> certainly not ali frazier. on different networks. never mentioned each other's names. not much of a fight. you and i are talking about it the "the washington post" is writing about it. it makes for very interesting conversation and if towed continues to beat good morning
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america in the ratings, then sarah palin can always say that she held her own. political analysts brad blakeman has a pretty good idea. listen. >> bill o'reilly, i think, should send out an invitation to palin and couric and have them both on his show where maybe co-host together on a fox news channel show and that will drive ratings through the roof because then when they are both on the set together, that's where the game on will be. >> that is where game on would be. by the way, katie couric is on the rest of the week. sarah palin was a one day gig. >> shepard: thank you. word of new tension tonight between the white house and federal judges. it has to do with comments the president made about the supreme court's upcoming ruling on the administration's health care law. now a federal appeals panel is demanding answers. plus most music fans would probably agree, there will never be another beatles. or will there? the fav four's kids and their
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>> a federal appeals court today responded to the president obama after he said he is confident that the supreme court will not overturn the new health care law. the president also said throwing out the law would be unprecedented and would amount to what many conservatives have criticized as judicial activism. here, listen. >> i'm confident that the supreme court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically
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elected congress. and i'm pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step. >> now, a federal appeals court has ordered the justice department to verify the president's comments. shannon bream with the news live tonight in washington. shannon? >> shepard, here is how it went down. judge jerry smith reagan appointee who sits on the sixth circuit bench did not mince word today. over portions of the affordable care act judge stopped the arguments and started asking the attorney for the justice department if she and her boss attorney general eric holder have the right to strike down federal law? he told her three page single paced letter from the dodge on his desk in houston by noon local time on thursday. here is some of what they discussed in court today. she responded to that by saying if you are asking for our position regarding judicial review and the authority of court? the judge said yes as it relates to specifically the statements of the president with regard to the health care law and the authority of
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federal courts to review that legislation. he repeatedly made references to those remarks about unelected groups of people. all right. well, the president is not unaware of the firestorm that he sparked yesterday. he again touched on the subject at a lunken today. he said the burden is on those who want to overturn the law. he expected justices to adhere to that concept that the judicial branch should hesitate to strike down the work of the legislative branch. since 1789 they have found 150 congressional acts to be unconstitutional. shep? >> shepard: shannon bream live tonight in washington. a second airline is announcing it will charge passengers for some carry on bags. it's alee janet air i believe it's called. low cost carrier based in vegas. starting tomorrow, the airline reports it will charge for
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